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Google shows IE6 the door

I have seen several attempts, in the past, to dissuade people from using IE6. All in vain, though. But this time, Google is trying to show IE6 the door. Let’s be honest about IE6 for a while. This browser has done its time and has had its share of glory, but it really needs to let go. All the HTML, Javascript and CSS incompatibilities are there to sate one thing… “IE6 has done its time”.

So now, just some hours ago, Google has announced that it will no longer support IE6. Their message is clear, IE6 is preventing them from moving on and adding new features to their products. They state:

In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology.  This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5.  As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers.

This is a real hit towards IE6. Personally, I really like the way things are going. It’s about time some giant organisation attacked IE6.

What are your views about this? Do you think Google is going too far?

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